PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Time

Day 1 - 21 September 2021

Time

Day 2 - 22 September 2021

Time

Day 3 - 23 September 2021

08:00 – 8:30

REGISTRATION

Log-in to Virtual Conference

08:00 – 8:30

REGISTRATION

Log-in to Virtual Conference

08:00 – 8:30

REGISTRATION

Log-in to Virtual Conference

08:30 - 8:40

OPENING SPEECH

Dr Noor Ani Ahmad
Chairperson 22nd NIH Scientific Conference

Prof. Dr Maznah Dahlui
Co-Chairperson 22nd NIH Scientific Conference

08:30 - 9:30

PLENARY 2:
The Global Economy In The Post Covid-19 Era

Prof Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram

08:30 - 10:00

SYMPOSIUM 5:
Strengthening Health System Research: Engaging Heathcare Workforce, Policy Makers and Technology
SYMPOSIUM 5:
Strengthening Health System Research: Engaging Heathcare Workforce, Policy Makers and Technology

Synopsis:
A well-functioning health systems working in harmony is built on having trained and motivated health workers, well-maintained infrastructures, and a reliable supply of medicines and technologies, backed by adequate funding, strong health plans and evidence-based policies. Every component is interconnected, influenced by its environment, defined by its structure and purpose, and expressed through its functioning. Changing one component may affect parts of, or the whole system. Strengthening a health systems requires strengthening of its research counterpart as well. This symposium will cover some, but not all, aspects of health systems research in moving towards the future.

08:40 - 9:40

PLENARY 1:
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Where are the Health Systems Challenges?

Prof. Daniel Reidpath

9:30 - 10:30

SYMPOSIUM 2:
Constant of change: Communicable diseases amidst COVID-19 pandemic
SYMPOSIUM 2:
Constant of change: Communicable diseases amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Synopsis:
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a nationwide population-based survey was conducted in 2020 to assess the burden of selected communicable diseases that had adapted to new standard data collection strategies. Data on Hepatitis B and C was gathered as part of the survey to ensure that preventive programmes are maintained to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. The survey has collected data on HIV knowledge and stigma to ensure ongoing efforts to reduce HIV transmission and the stigma associated with HIV. Due to the intricacies of COVID-19 outbreak management, applying research skills is critical to mitigating the outbreak.

10:00 - 11:00

SYMPOSIUM 6:
Improving Mental Health Delivery using Digital Technology
SYMPOSIUM 6:
Improving Mental Health Delivery using Digital Technology

Synopsis:
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns left more patients in need to move away from in-person care. As a result, virtual and digital mental health services have seen a significant surge in use. Because of the pandemic, virtual care and other digital tools are more important than ever in supporting existing care, providing scale and increasing capacity, including mental health services. Using digital tools and virtual care, we will be able to meet the community's mental health needs more effectively. By integrating patients, services, and health data in novel ways, digital technology has the potential to transform mental healthcare.

10:30 - 11:00

Tea Break

11:00 - 11:30

Tea Break

9:40 - 11:00

WELCOMING SPEECH

Dr S Asmaliza Ismail
Advisor for Organising Committee of 22nd NIH Scientific Conference

Datuk Dr Hishamshah Mohd Ibrahim
The Deputy Director General of Health Malaysia, Patron of 22nd NIH Scientific Conference

Keynote Address and Launching of 22nd NIH Scientific Conference by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Director General of Health Malaysia

Tan Sri Dato Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah
Director General of Health Malaysia

11:00 - 12:30

SYMPOSIUM 3:
Next Frontier in Public Health
SYMPOSIUM 3:
Next Frontier in Public Health

Synopsis:
COVID-19 continues to pose novel challenges to many health systems around the world. This pandemic has also shown us the importance of public health management and effective clinical decision with evidence-based and value-based medicine. Even though this pandemic resulted in significant negative implications, it has brought hopes to the next frontier of public health. This pandemic teaches us that health education and promotion need to recognize future preparedness plans and use a whole-of-community approach in its planning. Public health genomics for medical therapies and disease prevention approaches creates new opportunities to curb the disease at the individual and community levels. The rise of artificial intelligence will challenge the dominance of statistical learning and facilitates decision making in public health. This symposium will discuss various public health strategies and the advancement of public health approaches to build and prepare for a better future post-pandemic era.

11:30 - 12:30

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION 2:
Vaccine Development: Where Are We and Are We Ready?
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION 2:
Vaccine Development: Where Are We and Are We Ready?

Synopsis:
Effective vaccines are critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, many vaccines have been developed and some are still in the development process. Malaysia also is joining the global scientific community to develop vaccines. There has never been any human vaccine produced and manufactured in Malaysia. There is a need to develop our own capacity to produce human vaccines. We do not want total dependency on others, we need to stand on our own and be prepared for future pandemics. By doing R&D in developing vaccines we will be better prepared. Malaysia also needs to have vaccine manufacturing facilities so that we can produce our vaccines quickly and protect our population.

11:00 - 11:30

Tea Break

11:30 - 12:30

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION 1:
Heal, Innovate, Change and Improve For A Nation
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION 1:
Heal, Innovate, Change and Improve For A Nation

Synopsis:
Deciding to make a change in your life is never easy. Breaking old habits, creating healthy ones and maintain it can be challenging and even discouraging at times especially within current pandemic situation. However, it’s not impossible. Gradually working toward change improves your odds of success. Let’s explore into behavioural insights that can help you enact healthy change in your life, no matter what change (or changes) you’d like to make with panels of expert in human behaviour, public health and health promotion.

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch

12:30 - 2:00

Lunch

2:00 - 3:00

SYMPOSIUM 1:
Bioethics And Research Integrity in a Pandemic to Improve Health Outcomes
SYMPOSIUM 1:
Bioethics and Research Integrity in a Pandemic to Improve Health Outcomes

Synopsis:
In the times of unknown, medical professionals will have to make important decision with little evidence and support. This is especially true during a public health emergency like we are currently facing. Hence, bioethics can act as a guide in not only clinical decision making and policy changes, but also in ensuring medical researches are being conducted with a high integrity and ethical standard. In this symposium, we will introduce the roles of bioethics and its state in Malaysia, and how it can be applied to medical researches during a public health crisis.

2:00 - 3:00

SYMPOSIUM 4:
Healthcare Landscape in Malaysia: Threats and Neglected Diseases

2:00 - 3:00

Health Research Priority Setting for 12th Malaysia Plan

3:00 - 4:00

ORAL PRESENTATION VIDEO AND POSTER VIEWING SESSION

3:00 - 4:00

ORAL PRESENTATION VIDEO AND POSTER VIEWING SESSION

3:00 - 4:00

CLOSING AND AWARD CEREMONY

Note: Time indicated is GMT+8 (i.e. Malaysia Standard Time)

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